The coming of agriculture would seem to have only pluses:
- You can obtain a lot more food with less work compared with hunting-and-gathering.
- You no longer have to carry your babies around the landscape when they are most vulnerable.
- You don't have to carry all of your useful stuff with you--hence you can spend more time making durable, useful stuff because it will still be around when you need it.
What's the downside? Jared Diamond says that there are very powerful downsides to the invention of agriculture and the adoption of an agricultural lifestyle? What are they? Is he right?